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Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware Featured 

Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware

Hackers working for a surveillance company infected hundreds of people with several malicious Android apps that were hosted on the official Google Play Store for months, Motherboard has learned. In the past, both government hackers and those working for criminal organizations have uploaded malicious apps to the Play Store. This new case once again highlights the limits of Google’s filters that are intended to prevent malware from slipping onto the Play Store. In this case, more than 20 malicious apps went unnoticed by Google over the course of roughly two years. Motherboard…

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Cash Back vs. Travel Rewards: Which Is Better for You? Featured 

Cash Back vs. Travel Rewards: Which Is Better for You?

Which type of credit card makes sense for you: cash back or travel rewards? Zeroing in on your spending and lifestyle needs can help you make the right choice. If you prefer to fly domestically in economy class, travel rewards credit cards might not offer much of a benefit. However, if you fly internationally and enjoy access to first class and other perks – such as free baggage privileges or upgraded hotel rooms – a travel rewards credit card can make sense. Cash-back rewards credit cards are a better fit…

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Google Doodle celebrates World Wide Web’s 30th birthday Featured 

Google Doodle celebrates World Wide Web’s 30th birthday

Thirty years ago Tuesday, 33-year-old software engineer Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal to his boss that would set the technology world on fire and usher in the information age. Berners-Lee was working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) outside of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1989 when he submitted Information Management: A proposal. It was a proposal to better manage and monitor the flow of research at the labs, but within its pages were the underpinnings for what would become known as the World Wide Web. Google, which was made…

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National Free Food Days at Restaurants by Month [2019 Calendar] Featured 

National Free Food Days at Restaurants by Month [2019 Calendar]

Looking for free food and drinks all year round? Each month, dozens of restaurants, fast food chains, and ice cream shops across the U.S. offer freebies and discounts to customers on national food days. Visit a participating location during a free food day to nab treats, like a donut, Slurpee, bagel, pancake, and more! What are you waiting for? Mark your calendars, get set, and go eat! Before you hit the drive-thru, make sure you also have a great price on your car insurance. Call 1-877-DIRECT (1-877-463-4732), go online, or find a…

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Best business card scanner apps for iPhone and iPad in 2019 Featured 

Best business card scanner apps for iPhone and iPad in 2019

Even though digital media reigns supreme for most things, business cards aren’t one of them. Whether you’re at a conference for networking and getting professional contacts, or looking to stay in contact a local store, business cards are still a thing, and they still make it easy for others to keep in touch with you. But what about keeping track of all of those cards you receive? The easiest way to organize your business cards is to scan them digitally and extract the contact info so you don’t need to…

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20 Awesome Facebook Cover Photos Featured 

20 Awesome Facebook Cover Photos

I switched on the Television last night very briefly and I can now see why Facebook is so popular! There was nothing to watch. Now I don’t have cable or Satellite TV, so that was maybe part of the problem,  but there is a method in my madness…it minimizes the temptation to sit in front of the “idiot box” and so allows me more time for reading and blogging. Has Self Expression become the New Entertainment? As I searched Facebook for these images I was reminded of the quote by…

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Amazon vs. eBay – Which Is Better for Selling Your Stuff Online? Featured 

Amazon vs. eBay – Which Is Better for Selling Your Stuff Online?

If you’re looking for ways to pick up a little extra cash, it’s probably crossed your mind to try going through your closets looking for old stuff you can sell. Unused clothing, jewelry, collectibles, and tools can all fetch a pretty penny if you can find the right buyer for them. The easiest way to reach a wide range of buyers is to sell your stuff online. There are plenty of sites to choose from, but the biggest by far are Amazon and eBay. The question is, which one is better?…

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Applying for a Credit Card? Here Are 6 Things You Need to Know First Featured 

Applying for a Credit Card? Here Are 6 Things You Need to Know First

It can be difficult to get approved if you’re applying for a credit card for the first time. Without a credit card, simple tasks such as renting a car or reserving a hotel room become more complicated. It seems like a catch-22 — it can be hard to get approved without a solid borrowing history, but unless a card issuer gives you a chance, how are you supposed to build credit? Applying for a secured credit card may help. With responsible use, a secured credit card like the Citi Secured Mastercard may…

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Things you didn’t know about candy canes Featured 

Things you didn’t know about candy canes

New York: It’s the sweet that screams, “Christmas”. Tuesday is US National Candy Cane Day and legend has it that the hook-topped candy has been part of Christmas celebrations since 1670, according to the National Confectioners Association, which estimates that Americans will spend $US1.93 billion ($2.5 billion) on sweet treats this holiday season. But the candy cane is as contemporary as ever. Not only is the classic peppermint version popular, but so are new takes, such as coffee, Oreo, soda, pickle and bacon flavours. You can even buy ones made out…

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The 8 best games for your new Nintendo Switch Featured 

The 8 best games for your new Nintendo Switch

If you’re new to the Switch, don’t sweat it: Nintendo’s latest device has only gotten better with time. The Switch is closing in on two years on the market, and over that period it’s accumulated a solid lineup of games, from familiar Nintendo franchises to creative indie inventions. And every single one is made better by the tablet’s hybrid nature, letting you play wherever you want. If you just unwrapped a new Switch and are looking for some things to play, here’s a good selection to get you started. We’ve…

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